Posts Tagged With: seabrook

Destination Workouts and Awards

I was in the Texas town of Seabrook for work the past couple days. It’s home to NASA and the Kemah Boardwalk. It’s right on the Gulf of Mexico. Sticking to my training sched, I got up early to run. I love running in new places. You really get to see stuff from a different perspective. This run I got to see the sea.

This was NOT a pedestrian friendly town. Not many sidewalks, busy roads, etc. But I didn’t get run over, so I got that going for me. I also ended up at the commercial seafood selling district. I love seafood, but that place smelled funky! Must be the dumpsters! But it was made up for by the beautiful sunrise views over the water. Awesome.
There were a lot of animals about too. Deer, jellyfish, non jellyfish, and lots of pelicans. In fact they had painted pelican statues all over town. Kind of their mascot I guess.


Anyway, a nice run. I also got a good little workout in in the hotel gym. After though, we had an awards dinner. I’m a TV producer when not running (as part of this conference I taught a class on pre-production). So I got all gussied up and collected our trophies. We work hard on our shows and it’s nice to be rewarded time to time.


All in all, a pretty good couple days. But the travel and excitement and exercise has left me a tad tired. Just landed back in Dallas and off to home to hopefully relax on the couch with the fam and rest up for 6 mile Saturday and 16 mile Sunday. Here we go!
Here’s my question. If you had a mascot, what would it be?

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Remote Running: Seabrook Edition

This morning I ran 7 miles around my Dallas suburb. Tomorrow morning I will run 4 miles around Seabrook, Texas. I’m here for a conference and to collect some awards for some of my TV productions I’m also teaching a class on how to make TV gold.

I do think my running views will be much better here, I must say. As the name of the town implies, we’re against the sea. We’re south of Houston on the Gulf of Mexico. Lots if boats and beach side bars (which is where I write this).


It’s good to not be landlocked for a change. As Jimmy Buffett sang, “The salt air, it ain’t thin. It can stick right to your skin and make you feel fine. Makes you feel fine.” -Tin Cup Chalice

Anyway, I’m on a floating bar/grubbery watching the tide and boats and fishies jump. It’s pretty nice, though don’t come here if you get seasick easily (frosted blogger, I’m looking at you). And to my other blogger friends, I may not be able to keep up with y’all’s posts the next couple days, but I’ll be sending good vibes for your workouts/races (chocolate medals blogger, I’m looking at you-good luck!).

What about y’all? Do you take your running shoes on trips? Do you prefer to run by the sea or by mountains?

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